Ambition and Dreams Without a Plan is Just a Wish

November 15, 2021 

Ambition and Dreams Without a Plan is Just a Wish. 
Next level Smith Story Wine Cellars!  Our new Healdsburg tasting salon is now open. We are accepting reservations through March for wine tastings Thursday through Monday…

Optimistic Superpowers

October 12, 2021 

We had the pleasure of hosting Elizabeth Shaw, author of The Optimist's Manifesto last weekend in Philo. The quote on page 1 spoke to us both... "When you are optimist, life has a

The Beauty Inside

"Inner Beauty, it IS what matters most Ali". 

I've been told this over and over and over during this unreal time battling breast cancer that sucks away all a woman's outward beauty is seems. It's quite maddening. I think…

August Update

Eric Story here today, it’s been awhile since our last email. Everything is cool, busy busy and Ali is feeling strong while making it through her treatments this summer. I’ve been rolling solo in the tasting room on the weekends…

A bump in the road and some...

July 8, 2021 

Dear Friends of Smith Story Wine Cellars, 

Oh what a year! We are sorry to inform you that our Summer Open House this Saturday is postponed and our tasting room will be closed through next…

July 1 - update on the Smith Storys!

July 1, 2021 

Smith Story Wines: Summer 2021 

Starting off this summer with festive "pops of the cork" with so many of you. Our new Smith Story Wine Cellars Brut has received high praise from everyone. We told…

Smith Story Wine Cellars Turns 8

May 16, 2021 

Celebrating the Future 

Last Friday, May 14, 2021 was our wedding and winery 8th anniversary. The day was spent hosting guests from across the nation and friends here in the Anderson Valley. A day full…

How Can I Help?

Many of you have asked since the pandemic began last spring "how can I help?".  Simply put... keep sharing the Smith Story and enjoying our wine.

It's really odd when you are growing your independently funded winery in the…


“When God Created Mothers" 

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said. "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one." 

And God said…

What's new... well....

Sunday, April 18, 2021 

What’s new at Smith Story? 

The last few Spring Wine release orders are shipping out tomorrow! THANK YOU! Happy Dance...Both Eric and I (now both vaccinated!) but are also feeling somewhat emotional this morning. 

Women's History Month

In honor of the last day of Women’s History Month. A quick chat with Eric and Ali Smith Story, March 31, 2021 while soaking up the sun in the coastal town of Albion, California. 

Eric: Ok, first question, let…